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Dog Areas in Capron

Capron is a village in Boone County, Illinois that was named after the area's first settler, John Capron. This cozy locale of just over 1,000 isn't exactly the dog-friendliest place in the state. A nice place in the vicinity of Capron where you can enjoy nature with your pooch is Rock Cut State Park. This huge park with over 3,000 acres of land offers so much to see and explore. Your dog is welcome there as long as you keep them leashed and clean up their mess. 

Even though there aren't any veterinarian hospitals or clinics in Capron, there are plenty of them in the vicinity. The closest ones are the one in Poplar Grove, around 5.5 miles away, and the one in Harvard, around 7 miles away. 

If you need dog-friendly lodging accommodations or restaurants, you'll need to travel into Rockford. This is the third largest city in the state, so you can rest assured that it's pawsitively packed with dog-friendly things to do! It's also just 23 miles from Capron, making it the perfect day trip destination with your pooch.

If you like hiking, you can hit up the dog-friendly Hebron Trail, which is just 14 miles away from Capron! This 6.7-mile trail is a great place to walk, pawticularly in autumn, when the trees lining the path burst into a riot of color!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Capron

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    Population Density 30/sq mi

    #1 West Capron

    A great trail that you and your dog can walk that starts in Capron is the Long Prairie Trail. This trail is fairly long, almost 14 miles, and it's asphalted all the way. Pooches are allowed to explore the trail as long as they are leashed. At both ends of the trail, you can find plenty of parking and restrooms for the humans. The scenic views along the way are sure to make your buddy beg to come back! The trail is wheelchair accessible and bikers are allowed to use it as well. Don't forget to bring pawlenty of water for Fido and waste baggies to clean up along the way. 
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    Population Density 827/sq mi

    #2 East Rockford

    If you prefer letting your doggo run around freely in a fenced area, then head 19 miles away from Capron to the eastern side of Rockford. Elliott Dog Park offers separate areas for little and large doggos, and it's quite a large park. Lots of trees and places to be explored are available, and there is a water source for the pooches as well. The park is very clean and well-maintained, so make sure you're a respawnsible dog parent and clean up after your dog. There is a mud hole in one part of the park, so if your dog likes to mud-dive, it's a good idea to bring a towel!
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    Population Density 3,590/sq mi

    #3 Central Loves Park

    Seventeen miles away from Capron is where you'll find one of the most fun experiences that you can offer your pooch if they love swimming! Dog Paddle Beach is a dog swimming facility where doggies can swim for fun or for rehabilitation. The weather won't be a problem because they have an indoor pool where doggos can swim and stay warm even in the winter months. The best part is that even you can get in the pool and play with your dog if you want to! The place is very clean, and if you decide to go, you will need proof of rabies vaccination.
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    Population Density 1,803/sq mi

    #4 North Crystal Lake Park

    Hound Town Dog Park can be found around 26 miles from Capron, in Northwest Crystal Lake. This three-acre doggie park can be accessed by purchasing a permit from the Parks Department. The park is fairly clean and spacious and has picnic tables in the shade for the comfort of the human visitors. The ground is mostly grass so it will be gentle on your dog's paws. If you decide to give this park a chance, don't forget to bring pawlenty of water for hydrating and waste baggies so you can clean up your pet's mess! You can find parking nearby.
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    Population Density 1,217/sq mi

    #5 Harlem

    Another membership-based park in the vicinity of Capron is the Canine Corners Dog Park at Searls Park. This four-acre park offers open space for off-leash playing and plenty of shade to shelter the pups from overheating. In the park, there is a shelter which is adjacent to a water spigot. The park also provides waste baggies that all the responsible doggie owners should use in order to keep the place tidy. If you get tired of running around with your dog, you can rest up on the benches provided inside of the enclosed space. Plenty of doggos frequent this park so make sure your pup is socialized! 
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